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post #1 of 11 Old 09-19-2009, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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Make the fake oil press gauge REALLY work?

I was looking at a diagram, and our oil pressure gauges (as is commonly known) are basically a fancy idiot 'light' -- they read zero from 0-4.5 (iirc) psi and >4.5psi, they read mid-range.

On the diagram, it looks like the sending unit is directly wired to the gauge, meaning there's nothing else that uses the reading.

It seems that there is an opportunity to turn our gauge into a real, working gauge. for someone with some electronics background, i'd imagine it wouldn't be too difficult.
you'd have to figure out how much it takes to move the gauge to the low, mid and high points, and get a sending unit that matches that, or get a sending unit and change the output values to match the gauge.

make sense?
I read about a guy doing this for mustangs....
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I don't know, but I'll bump this up because now you've got me curious.


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I read somewhere a way to do it on 95 and 96 trucks, but i know know if it works on other years.

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easier to just buy a new guage

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oh yeah! of course, why didn't i think of that?

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oh yeah! of course, why didn't i think of that?

r u telling me that the oil presure gauge on the dash is fake? Thats sucks

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i would like to know if it can be done, maybe replace the sending unit somehow....hmmmm...google time....

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i would like to know if it can be done, maybe replace the sending unit somehow....hmmmm...google time....


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subscribed, i would like to do this as well

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